The quality of teaching in HE has never been more important. The pandemic has accelerated a shift to online and hybrid learning and teaching and recent world events have shone a light on the inequalities faced and that need challenging. Both staff and students have had to adapt and in cases the pedagogy is having to catch up.
Through a rich history of development programmes and working with institutions around the world, we are able to deliver in-house development programmes which build both capability and capacity. Tailored to your context, themes of these programmes can include assessment practice, flexible learning, leading academic teams or cover the spectrum of pedagogical challenges. Programmes can be delivered over one day or over a period of years. All of our programmes are adaptable to hybrid, online and face-to-face approaches and can be delivered in this format also.
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My appreciation of the complexity of issues such as assessment, access, retention and employability has been strengthened as a result of the Teaching Excellence Programme.”
Emily Chapman-Waterhouse, Lecturer, Harper Adams University
Developing teaching skills and knowledge
Advance HE offers a range of in-house delivery options aimed at equipping staff with the skills and confidence to make a positive impact on the student experience. Our programmes can be contextually adapted, integrate ‘train the trainer’ methodologies and be delivered online or via a blended model.
Developing academic leaders to support teaching and research
Delivering high quality teaching, learning and research is at the heart of HE. In order to achieve this, confident and capable leadership is required. We believe that good leadership can be demonstrated at any level, is values-driven and not hierarchical in nature, so as well as focusing on current leaders we also focus on nurturing future leaders. Using in-house development programmes such as our Academic Leadership Programme we work with HE systems and institutions to develop those leading academic staff.
The Academic Leadership Programme was very useful because after the workshop I am able to perceive problems more easily and also to react to them better, maybe more lastingly. I am grateful to the organizers for a new network of
like-minded companions with similar challenges.”
Assistant Professor, Dr. Franc Dimc, Vice-Dean for Academic Affairs, University of Ljubljana
Examples of our solutions
Teaching Skills Masterclasses
Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (CLTHE)
Teaching Excellence Programme
Academic Leadership Programme
Project Success Stories
Project Success Story - Certificate of Learning and Teaching at Wailailak University, Thailand
Walailak University wanted a comprehensive programme on theory and practice to deliver to teaching staff and develop in-house trainers. The Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE comprises of three four-day modules complimented by online tools and resources. It covers topics such as curriculum design and assessment, interactive learning, technology enhanced learning and internationalising the curriculum. The programme is aligned to the Professional Standards Framework and completion facilitates Fellowship application. To date, we have now delivered the programme to three cohorts.
Since the start of our collaboration they have seen:
- a 30% increase in student retention
- 93% of teaching staff being rated at 4/5 or better by their students
- 90% of Walailak University teaching staff have achieved Fellowship (1 Associate Fellow, 146 Fellows, 42 Senior Fellows and 1 Principal Fellow)
Their ambition is for 100% of teaching staff to become Fellows.
There is now a culture of teaching at Walailak University. Before this work, staff did not talk about teaching, whereas now you can hear them discussing their teaching in everyday conversations. Student learning is at the heart of all our work.”
Associate Professor Dr. Surin Maisrikrod, Vice President for Global Engagement and Faculty Development, Walailak University
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